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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hezbollah more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of ongoing UK dialogue with Hezbollah on that organisation’s stance on terrorism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 126168 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
unstar this property answer text <p>​There is no ongoing UK dialogue with Hizballah, with whom the UK maintains a no contact policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T13:04:27.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T13:04:27.333Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
838402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hezbollah: Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of terrorist activity supported by and carried out by Hezbollah. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 127250 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by Hizballah's involvement in terrorist activity in the Middle East and beyond. We condemn the threat this poses to regional security and stability. We also condemn Hizballah's military support for Asad's brutality in Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T16:33:28.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T16:33:28.957Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
435870
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative assessment he has made of the ability of local authorities in the (a) poorest and (b) richest areas in England to meet their social care spending needs through a two per cent council tax charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 18915 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that councils have varying capacity to raise money through council tax. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government will shortly publish for consultation the provisional local government finance settlement for 2016-17. This will include proposed changes to rebalance support, including to those authorities with social care responsibilities, by taking into account the main resources available to councils, including council tax.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T13:21:29.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T13:21:29.73Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
995539
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Cholera more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to tackle the cholera outbreak in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 184378 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK contributed 25% of the costs of the first ever cholera vaccination campaigns in Yemen early this year, through our funding to the Global Vaccines Alliance. This has helped to protect nearly a million men, women and children.</p><p> </p><p>Last year, we provided over £8 million in targeted cholera support to UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration. This support aimed to provide medical supplies to half a million people, safe access to chlorinated water to 300,000 people, and rehabilitate medical facilities used by 250,000 people.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK’s overall £170 million in aid to Yemen this financial year (2018/19) is tackling the underlying causes of cholera by helping provide emergency food, nutrition support, and clean water and sanitation to millions of people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-01T14:03:40.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T14:03:40.563Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
999127
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) food, (b) fuel and (c) medical supplies reach hard to access parts of Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 186297 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has played a leading role in helping secure vital access for food, fuel, and medicine into and throughout Yemen. Last year when Red Sea port access was restricted after a Houthi ballistic missile attack on Riyadh’s civilian airport, UK diplomacy including a visit from the Secretary of State for Development to Riyadh led to the ports being fully reopened. As a part of this effort, the UK provides £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to give the Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on commercial ships. Red Sea ports remain fully operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</p><p> </p><p>As we have consistently made clear, the Houthis must facilitate access throughout areas they control which is where most of the population live. As penholder on Yemen in the UN Security Council, the UK continues to call on all parties to comply with the UNSC Presidential Statements of June 2017 and March 2018, which insist that all parties facilitate safe, rapid, and unhindered access for both the humanitarian response and commercial supplies.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 April, the UK announced an additional £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for this financial year (2018/2019). This funding will meet immediate food needs for 2.5 million Yemenis - as well as providing fuel and medical supplies across the country - and brings the total UK bilateral support to Yemen to over £570 million since 2015.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T15:35:44.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T15:35:44.597Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
381177
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answering body
Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the Government plans to ensure that clinical commissioning groups spend appropriate and proportionate amounts on mental health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 2459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is giving greater priority and greater scrutiny to the mental health agenda. In its latest planning guidance, <em>Forward View into action: planning for 2015-16,</em> was the expectation that clinical commissioning croups’ (CCG) spending on mental health services in 2015/16 should increase in real terms, and grow by at least as much as each CCG’s allocation increase to support the ambition of parity between mental and physical health.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At both a national and regional level, work is being done to robustly assure this and ensure there is clear validity for commissioner justification of proposed spend.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England’s Five Year Forward View set out a clear commitment to driving towards a more equal response across mental and physical health and achieving genuine parity of esteem by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A key element of achieving parity across mental and physical health care is in people having timely access to evidence-based and effective treatment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October 2014, NHS England and the Department jointly published “Improving access to mental health services by 2020”. This set out a clear vision to ensure mental and physical health services are given equal priority through:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- targeted investment to help people in crisis to get effective support; and</p><p> </p><p>- the introduction of national waiting time standards to provide better access to mental health services over the next five years, subject to future resourcing decisions following the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The first set of standards set the expectation that, from 1 April 2016:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- 50% of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis are treated with a NICE-approved package of care within two weeks of referral;</p><p> </p><p>- 75% of adults referred to the national programme for talking therapies will be treated within six weeks, and 95% within 18 weeks; and</p><p> </p><p>- £30 million investment targeted to support effective models of liaison psychiatry in a greater number of acute hospitals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is supported by an £80 million funding package for 2015/16 from NHS England’s budgets.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, announcements in the autumn statement and spring budget have allocated additional funding to support transformative work to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and perinatal mental health services. Part of this funding will be allocated to developing waiting times standards for CAMHS, initially for community based eating disorder services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A Mental Health Task Force has been constituted to produce a costed five-year plan for the National Health Service to support improvement of mental health services, which is anticipated to report during summer 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to delivering parity of esteem between mental health and physical health, and recognises that spending is one of the areas which must be addressed. Good progress is already being made:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Based on CCG and NHS England plans, there was a real terms increase in spending on mental health in 2014/15 compared to 2013/14;</p><p> </p><p>- NHS England required CCGs to increase their spending on mental health by at least as much as the growth in their programme allocations; and</p><p> </p><p>- In 2015/16, there are a range of new investments in mental health services, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>o £250 million a year to improve services for expectant and new mothers, children and young people;</p><p> </p><p>o £80 million a year from NHS England’s budgets to improve early intervention in psychosis, liaison psychiatry and Talking Therapies services for common mental health conditions, and to deliver new access and waiting time standards; and</p><p> </p><p>o £30 million a year to improve community services for children and people with eating disorders.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
2460 more like this
2462 more like this
2463 more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T12:48:42.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T12:48:42.977Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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4429
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
381178
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that clinical commissioning groups take practical steps to give equal value to physical and mental health care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
star this property tabling member printed
William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 2460 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is giving greater priority and greater scrutiny to the mental health agenda. In its latest planning guidance, <em>Forward View into action: planning for 2015-16,</em> was the expectation that clinical commissioning croups’ (CCG) spending on mental health services in 2015/16 should increase in real terms, and grow by at least as much as each CCG’s allocation increase to support the ambition of parity between mental and physical health.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At both a national and regional level, work is being done to robustly assure this and ensure there is clear validity for commissioner justification of proposed spend.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England’s Five Year Forward View set out a clear commitment to driving towards a more equal response across mental and physical health and achieving genuine parity of esteem by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A key element of achieving parity across mental and physical health care is in people having timely access to evidence-based and effective treatment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October 2014, NHS England and the Department jointly published “Improving access to mental health services by 2020”. This set out a clear vision to ensure mental and physical health services are given equal priority through:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- targeted investment to help people in crisis to get effective support; and</p><p> </p><p>- the introduction of national waiting time standards to provide better access to mental health services over the next five years, subject to future resourcing decisions following the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The first set of standards set the expectation that, from 1 April 2016:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- 50% of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis are treated with a NICE-approved package of care within two weeks of referral;</p><p> </p><p>- 75% of adults referred to the national programme for talking therapies will be treated within six weeks, and 95% within 18 weeks; and</p><p> </p><p>- £30 million investment targeted to support effective models of liaison psychiatry in a greater number of acute hospitals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is supported by an £80 million funding package for 2015/16 from NHS England’s budgets.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, announcements in the autumn statement and spring budget have allocated additional funding to support transformative work to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and perinatal mental health services. Part of this funding will be allocated to developing waiting times standards for CAMHS, initially for community based eating disorder services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A Mental Health Task Force has been constituted to produce a costed five-year plan for the National Health Service to support improvement of mental health services, which is anticipated to report during summer 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to delivering parity of esteem between mental health and physical health, and recognises that spending is one of the areas which must be addressed. Good progress is already being made:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Based on CCG and NHS England plans, there was a real terms increase in spending on mental health in 2014/15 compared to 2013/14;</p><p> </p><p>- NHS England required CCGs to increase their spending on mental health by at least as much as the growth in their programme allocations; and</p><p> </p><p>- In 2015/16, there are a range of new investments in mental health services, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>o £250 million a year to improve services for expectant and new mothers, children and young people;</p><p> </p><p>o £80 million a year from NHS England’s budgets to improve early intervention in psychosis, liaison psychiatry and Talking Therapies services for common mental health conditions, and to deliver new access and waiting time standards; and</p><p> </p><p>o £30 million a year to improve community services for children and people with eating disorders.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
2459 more like this
2462 more like this
2463 more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T12:48:43.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T12:48:43.093Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
4429
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
381180
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Children and Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to improve support for children and young people with mental health issues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
star this property tabling member printed
William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 2461 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The Department is working with NHS England and other partners to enhance significantly the support offered to children and young people.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are already making progress in a number of areas including:</p><p> </p><p>- The extension and expansion of the children and young people’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.</p><p> </p><p>- Joint training and piloting of staff in schools and local mental health services to strengthen the mental health support and advice available in schools.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is also commissioning the first prevalence survey of child and adolescent mental health in over 10 years. The survey will provide an accurate assessment of how many children and young people are living with mental health issues. Publication is anticipated in 2017.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, NHS England is leading work to develop new access and waiting time standards for eating disorder services.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-06-23T13:17:56.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T13:17:56.487Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
4429
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
381182
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answering body
Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Government is making on ensuring that parity of esteem between mental and physical health services is fully delivered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
star this property tabling member printed
William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 2462 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is giving greater priority and greater scrutiny to the mental health agenda. In its latest planning guidance, <em>Forward View into action: planning for 2015-16,</em> was the expectation that clinical commissioning croups’ (CCG) spending on mental health services in 2015/16 should increase in real terms, and grow by at least as much as each CCG’s allocation increase to support the ambition of parity between mental and physical health.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At both a national and regional level, work is being done to robustly assure this and ensure there is clear validity for commissioner justification of proposed spend.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England’s Five Year Forward View set out a clear commitment to driving towards a more equal response across mental and physical health and achieving genuine parity of esteem by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A key element of achieving parity across mental and physical health care is in people having timely access to evidence-based and effective treatment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October 2014, NHS England and the Department jointly published “Improving access to mental health services by 2020”. This set out a clear vision to ensure mental and physical health services are given equal priority through:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- targeted investment to help people in crisis to get effective support; and</p><p> </p><p>- the introduction of national waiting time standards to provide better access to mental health services over the next five years, subject to future resourcing decisions following the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The first set of standards set the expectation that, from 1 April 2016:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- 50% of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis are treated with a NICE-approved package of care within two weeks of referral;</p><p> </p><p>- 75% of adults referred to the national programme for talking therapies will be treated within six weeks, and 95% within 18 weeks; and</p><p> </p><p>- £30 million investment targeted to support effective models of liaison psychiatry in a greater number of acute hospitals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is supported by an £80 million funding package for 2015/16 from NHS England’s budgets.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, announcements in the autumn statement and spring budget have allocated additional funding to support transformative work to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and perinatal mental health services. Part of this funding will be allocated to developing waiting times standards for CAMHS, initially for community based eating disorder services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A Mental Health Task Force has been constituted to produce a costed five-year plan for the National Health Service to support improvement of mental health services, which is anticipated to report during summer 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to delivering parity of esteem between mental health and physical health, and recognises that spending is one of the areas which must be addressed. Good progress is already being made:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Based on CCG and NHS England plans, there was a real terms increase in spending on mental health in 2014/15 compared to 2013/14;</p><p> </p><p>- NHS England required CCGs to increase their spending on mental health by at least as much as the growth in their programme allocations; and</p><p> </p><p>- In 2015/16, there are a range of new investments in mental health services, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>o £250 million a year to improve services for expectant and new mothers, children and young people;</p><p> </p><p>o £80 million a year from NHS England’s budgets to improve early intervention in psychosis, liaison psychiatry and Talking Therapies services for common mental health conditions, and to deliver new access and waiting time standards; and</p><p> </p><p>o £30 million a year to improve community services for children and people with eating disorders.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
2459 more like this
2460 more like this
2463 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-06-23T12:48:43.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T12:48:43.187Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
4429
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
381183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to rebalance the NHS budget to ensure mental health care receives the level of investment needed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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William Wragg more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is giving greater priority and greater scrutiny to the mental health agenda. In its latest planning guidance, <em>Forward View into action: planning for 2015-16,</em> was the expectation that clinical commissioning croups’ (CCG) spending on mental health services in 2015/16 should increase in real terms, and grow by at least as much as each CCG’s allocation increase to support the ambition of parity between mental and physical health.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At both a national and regional level, work is being done to robustly assure this and ensure there is clear validity for commissioner justification of proposed spend.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England’s Five Year Forward View set out a clear commitment to driving towards a more equal response across mental and physical health and achieving genuine parity of esteem by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A key element of achieving parity across mental and physical health care is in people having timely access to evidence-based and effective treatment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October 2014, NHS England and the Department jointly published “Improving access to mental health services by 2020”. This set out a clear vision to ensure mental and physical health services are given equal priority through:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- targeted investment to help people in crisis to get effective support; and</p><p> </p><p>- the introduction of national waiting time standards to provide better access to mental health services over the next five years, subject to future resourcing decisions following the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The first set of standards set the expectation that, from 1 April 2016:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- 50% of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis are treated with a NICE-approved package of care within two weeks of referral;</p><p> </p><p>- 75% of adults referred to the national programme for talking therapies will be treated within six weeks, and 95% within 18 weeks; and</p><p> </p><p>- £30 million investment targeted to support effective models of liaison psychiatry in a greater number of acute hospitals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is supported by an £80 million funding package for 2015/16 from NHS England’s budgets.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, announcements in the autumn statement and spring budget have allocated additional funding to support transformative work to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and perinatal mental health services. Part of this funding will be allocated to developing waiting times standards for CAMHS, initially for community based eating disorder services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A Mental Health Task Force has been constituted to produce a costed five-year plan for the National Health Service to support improvement of mental health services, which is anticipated to report during summer 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to delivering parity of esteem between mental health and physical health, and recognises that spending is one of the areas which must be addressed. Good progress is already being made:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Based on CCG and NHS England plans, there was a real terms increase in spending on mental health in 2014/15 compared to 2013/14;</p><p> </p><p>- NHS England required CCGs to increase their spending on mental health by at least as much as the growth in their programme allocations; and</p><p> </p><p>- In 2015/16, there are a range of new investments in mental health services, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>o £250 million a year to improve services for expectant and new mothers, children and young people;</p><p> </p><p>o £80 million a year from NHS England’s budgets to improve early intervention in psychosis, liaison psychiatry and Talking Therapies services for common mental health conditions, and to deliver new access and waiting time standards; and</p><p> </p><p>o £30 million a year to improve community services for children and people with eating disorders.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this